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  • K-12: In Richmond's Public Schools, a Rabid BLM Leftist at the Helm

    10/16/2020 7:23:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American ^ | October 16, 2020 | M. Katharine Evans
    After almost three years at the helm of Richmond's public schools Superintendent Jason Kamras, a one-time education adviser to Barack Obama and devotee of Marxist professor Cornel West, has emerged as something much worse than an incompetent liberal do-gooder lording his Princeton and Harvard degrees over unsuspecting inner city black kids. Kamras is a full-blown, far-left extremist spreading the poisonous teachings of Black Lives Matter and promoting Democrat policies which have led to some of the lowest proficiency test scores in the state. Twenty-two out of 44 schools in his district are not fully accredited, one out of four students...
  • Judge starts new injunction barring Lee statue removal in Richmond [VA]

    08/03/2020 11:05:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    AP via WWBT, NBC 12, Richmond ^ | August 3, 2020 at 11:19 AM
    A Virginia judge has dissolved one injunction but imposed another preventing Virginia’s governor from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The new 90-day injunction bars the statue’s removal while claims in a lawsuit filed by a group of Richmond property owners are litigated. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has filed a pending motion to dismiss the case. …
  • Police Are Arresting Far-Left Antifa Members And Telling The Media That They’re White Supremacists (Photos)

    07/29/2020 5:32:49 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 30 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 07.29.2020 | Ray Pearson
    Fires were set, windows were smashed and 16 people were arrested as demonstrations continued for a second night in Virginia’s capital city, Richmond’s police chief said at a news conference Monday. The protests on Sunday evening followed demonstrations Saturday night that had been billed by some as support for protesters on the other side of the country in Portland, Oregon. That city has been experiencing ongoing tensions between protesters and U.S. agents at the federal courthouse. Richmond police Chief Gerald Smith said his department saw a flyer calling for demonstrations Sunday that carried the same tone of “intimidation” and ”wanting...
  • RECAP: Mayor Stoney and Chief Smith address last night’s riot (Richmond - white supremacists march with BLM banner?)

    07/26/2020 3:53:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    WRIC ^ | 7/26/20 | Tyler Thrasher
    **SNIP** Chief Smith took the podium and immediately addressed the planned Monroe Park profanity-laced flyer circulating on social media. He said that the flyer was provoking ‘intimidation’ and was “clearly from outside of Richmond.” **SNIP** Smith continued to discuss the riots that led to a dump trick being set on fire - and said he will bluntly refer to those who took park as “rioters.” Six individuals were arrested for Unlawful Assembly throughout the course of the night. Smith said that officers were assaulted with bricks and batteries - and thanked Richmond Fire Department for their swiftness in tending to...
  • Richmond protesters: ‘Stand with Portland,’ promise to ‘f--- sh*t up’ at rally tonight

    07/25/2020 6:52:42 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 25 Jul, 2020 | Paul Bedard
    Protesters in Richmond, Virginia, promising to stand with violent Portland, Oregon, activists, are threatening their own clashes with police Saturday night at the city’s Monroe Park, near the controversial memorial to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. In a profanity-laced flier, the protesters promised to “f--- shit up” and encouraged activists to “do what you want.” It also attacks President Trump, federal authorities, and members of the Richmond and Virginia State Police: “F--- the feds. F--- RPD. F--- VSP. F--- Trump.” The flier has come to the attention of the Department of Homeland Security. Monroe Park has been the headquarters for...
  • Why I fell in love with Irish dancing (video)

    07/19/2020 11:34:58 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/18/2020 | BBC Video
    Morgan Bullock is an African-American Irish dancer from Richmond, Virginia. After a TikTok video of her lightning-footed jigs went viral, she was accused of "cultural appropriation." Then she got a call from Riverdance...
  • Mayor of Richmond calls Confederate monuments 'the fake news of their time'

    07/13/2020 10:40:19 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    aol ^ | Jul 13th 2020 | KYLIE MAR
    On 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper took a deep dive into the debate over the removal of Confederate monuments. Cooper sat down with Mayor Levar Stoney of Richmond, Virginia. "The monuments are just a symbol of the effort to ensure African Americans stayed, maybe not in physical bondage, but in bondage in political and economically in this country and in this city," said Stoney, who added, "Those who chose to erect those monuments, and the figures who are glorified in those monuments, they made some serious attempts to ensure that people who look like me would never hold any political office,...
  • VA Officials Cave to Liberal Mob, Order US Flag Be Removed from Construction Site

    07/08/2020 5:46:07 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 18 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 7/07/2020 | Ryan Foley
    It has become clear beyond a reasonable doubt that many politicians live in trembling fear of the left-wing mob that is committed to tearing down every statue or symbol that commemorates American history. Look no further than an unsettling situation that unfolded in Virginia last week. In Richmond, Virginia, an American flag was put on display at the construction site for the new General Assembly building. That makes sense, since it was just ahead of the Fourth of July, America’s birthday. However, based on the reaction from government officials, one would think that it was the Confederate flag that was...
  • A blank canvas, and an opportunity for reinvention: What should the new Monument Avenue (Richmond, VA) look like?

    07/07/2020 1:41:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 76 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 6, 2020 | Zach Joachim
    For a century, Monument Avenue has showcased some of the Confederacy’s most revered figures. Soon, there will be a blank canvas. Over the past week, the Richmond Times-Dispatch asked demonstrators, residents, artists and community leaders what they'd like to see on the new Monument Avenue. There were suggestions of new statues, honoring a more inclusive set of heroes. Others wanted a space for performance or reflection, while some felt the empty pedestals should stay as a historical testimony of their own. One point of agreement was that it must be a communitywide conversation. Through restrictive covenants, real estate companies long...
  • Virginia officials order removal of American flag from construction site, calling it a 'target' for protestors

    07/05/2020 10:01:25 AM PDT · by blueyon · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/04/20 | Kaelan Deese
    An American flag presented at a Richmond, Va., construction site was taken down almost as soon as it went up Friday after city officials voiced concerns that it could be a "target" for demonstrators and protesters. Since the death of George Floyd in police custody in late May, protests and marches have continued throughout the nation. While most demonstrations have remained peaceful, officials worried the flag could pose a "safety risk" for the July Fourth weekend, according to The Washington Post. "Over the past month we've seen buildings and structures around Capitol Square vandalized and flags, dumpsters, a bus and...
  • 'Rumors Of War' In Richmond Marks A Monumentally Unequal America

    06/26/2020 9:01:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | June 25, 2020 | Susam Stamberg
    It's raining statues all across America. Artworks that have stood in public places for generations are being defaced or deposed, destroyed or relocated, as Americans confront attitudes on race and stereotyping. Richmond, Va., has been an epicenter of the controversy. Its most prominent city symbols — a procession of sculpted Civil War leaders — just sparked protests for days. The statues stand near the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where a contemporary sculpture by Kehinde Wiley reminds that Black lives not only matter, they can create powerful, stunning works of art. Wiley, a 43-year-old African American artist, is best known...
  • Monument Avenue in Richmond is no more.

    07/02/2020 9:21:44 PM PDT · by central_va · 92 replies
    wrva ^ | 7/2/20 | wrva
    Richmond, VA _ The City of Richmond Thursday removed the Maury Statue on Monument Avenue at Belmont, along with two cannons on Monument avenue, one just west of the Arthur Ashe Monument, and the other east of the Jefferson Davis statue. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney said the statue and cannons were among eleven the city would be removing in the coming days, following Wednesday's removal of the Stonewall Jackson statue, but it would wait until after the July 4th holiday. Maury was a confederate navy officer during the Civil War and known as the "Pathfinder of the Seas", which is...
  • City of Richmond removes statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson

    07/01/2020 7:37:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 91 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 1, 2020 | Kenneth Garger
    A massive statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson was removed from a park in Richmond, Virginia, Wednesday. The sculpture — depicting Jackson on horseback — was taken down by work crews just hours after Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney ordered all Confederate statues be removed from city land. Stoney said the decree in the onetime capital of the Confederacy is “long overdue.” “Those statues stood high for over 100 years for a reason, and it was to intimidate and to show black and brown people in this city who was in charge,” the mayor said. “I think the healing can now...
  • Richmond mayor invokes emergency powers to immediately take down Confederate statues – starting with Stonewall Jackson

    07/01/2020 1:54:53 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 52 replies
    The Sun ^ | July 1, 2020 | Fionnaula O'Leary
    On Wednesday, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the immediate removal of all of the contentious statues in his jurisdiction after widespread protests. Work crews began removing a statue of General Stonewall Jackson that afternoon, while flatbed trucks and other equipment were also spotted at several other Confederate monuments along Richmond’s famed Monument Avenue.
  • Unlawful assembly declared at Lee statue, tear gas deployed on protesters [Richmond, VA] [ed]

    06/27/2020 3:35:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    WWBT Richmond ^ | June 27, 2020 | Staff
    Richmond police declared an unlawful assembly at the Lee Monument on Friday night and tear gas was deployed on protesters. Richmond police said the unlawful assembly was declared at 10:17 p.m. after paintballs were fired at the officers and one was struck.
  • Police: Demonstrators tried to pull down J.E.B. Stuart statue; unlawful assembly declared [Video]

    06/22/2020 2:59:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    WTVR Richmond ^ | June 21, 2020 | Staff
    An unlawful assembly was declared after police said demonstrators tried to topple the statue honoring Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart on Richmond's Monument Avenue Sunday night.
  • Richmond police chief resigns as tensions escalate in Virginia capital

    06/16/2020 10:57:49 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16 2020 | Nick Givas
    Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced on Tuesday that he'd requested Police Chief Will Smith's resignation, in light of how local law enforcement has handled various protests over the past several weeks. Stoney, a Democrat, said Smith complied with the request to step down and then thanked him for his past public service. "At a very minimum, I expect [the police] to be able to come to the table with the community to reform public safety. So it boils down to whether the leadership of [the Richmond Police] embraces the change," Stoney said during a press conference.
  • Jefferson Davis statue torn down in Richmond, Virginia

    06/10/2020 10:31:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2020
    Protesters tore down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis along Richmond, Virginia’s famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday night. The statue in the former capital of the Confederacy was toppled shortly before 11 p.m., news outlets reported. Richmond police were on the scene and videos on social media showed the monument being towed away as a crowd cheered. About 80 miles (130 kilometers) away, protesters in Portsmouth beheaded and then pulled down four statues that were part of a Confederate monument on Wednesday, according to media outlets. Efforts to tear one of the statues down began around 8:20 p.m., but...
  • UPDATE: Richmond judge bars removal of Lee statue on Monument Avenue for 10 days

    06/09/2020 4:10:18 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 50 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 6/9/2020 | Staff
    A Richmond judge has issued a temporary injunction barring the state from taking down the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue for 10 days. The injunction, issued Monday afternoon, came after a complaint was filed earlier in the day objecting to the monument’s removal. Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week that the state would take down the 130-year-old statue, which it owns and maintains, after a week of protests against police brutality and racism. Earlier Monday, state workers inspected the monument before its planned removal. The Department of General Services said in a statement that a date for the...
  • Virginia Gov Ralph Northam unveils plan to combat inequities amid statewide unrest after George Floyd death

    06/03/2020 6:03:53 AM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    FOX 5 DC ^ | June 2, 2020
    Some of the changes Northam said they’ve made include expanding voting laws, making election day a holiday, decriminalizing marijuana and eliminating a holiday commemorate Confederating generals. Going forward, the Governor presented four pillars of a plan for going forward with reforms that address racial inequities: